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Take a walk down history's lane at Oxford or on the harbor. We have a little bit of everything here in St. Michaels. You may need to extend your trip just to see it all! 

There's Plenty to do in St. Michaels!


Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located 12 miles south of Cambridge, Maryland, and was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory birds. The Refuge includes more than 28,000 acres of rich tidal marsh, mixed hardwood and loblolly pine forests, managed freshwater wetlands, and croplands. It serves as an important resting and feeding area for migrating and wintering waterfowl, and is one of the chief wintering areas for Canada geese using the Atlantic Flyway.

Cruise the Miles River on the Patriot

Escape to St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, an historic town filled with charming shops, attractive restaurants, inns and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The area is steeped in history dating from before the American Revolution. The ambiance of the colonial and Victorian-era charm is unmistakable and can be enjoyed throughout your visit.

Easton, Maryland

Easton, Maryland, "the 8th Best Small Town in America" is an arts and cultural center with individuals who love living in a small town that offers the best of many worlds: casual and gourmet dining; shopping for all budgets from collectibles to fine antiques; art galleries; several public golf courses; and a historic Town Center with Colonial and Victorian architecture.

Golf at Hog Neck

Located in Easton, Maryland, features an 18-hole Championship Talbot County golf course as well as 9-hole Executive course ready to test your golfing skills. In addition to our 27 holes of golf, we also offer complete learning areas to hone your game. These areas include an extremely large putting green, a newly designed chipping green complex, and a driving range with both grass and mat hitting areas. The Hog Neck Golf Course was rated the “Finest Golf for 2012, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore” by Maryland Life Magazine’s Readers Poll! We are honored by this award and look forward to continuing this great tradition!

Hoopers Island and Fishing Creek

Hoopers Island is a chain of three islands in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. Upper Hoopers Island, Middle Hoopers Island and Lower Hoopers Island are surrounded by water with the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Honga River on the other side. The remote set of islands has much wildlife and is well known for sport fishing and crabbing industries. Hoopers Island is one of the oldest settled areas in Maryland.

Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Donated in 1984 by the George Olds and Margaret Strahl Olds families, Pickering Creek's history is steeped in connecting people with nature. Pickering Creek has a number of small garden areas that feature, primarily native plants which flourish with regular TLC. Dorchester County is home to internationally recognized salt marsh habitat that provides essential stopover, feeding, and nesting areas for birds like Bald Eagles, Rails, and Saltmarsh Sparrows.

Sail on a Skipjack

Rebecca T. Ruark was built in 1886 in Taylor's Island Maryland. She is the oldest skipjack on the bay and has been working the Chesapeake bay bringing oysters to market every season since. In 1995 Captain Wade H. Murphy decided to start taking tours on Rebecca.

Shop and Dine in St. Michaels

St. Michaels is a picturesque harbor on Maryland's Eastern Shore and was named as one of the Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns in America by USA Today. The St. Michaels area is perfect for outdoor activities including sailing on historic Skipjacks, kayaking, golfing and bicycling. St. Michaels is also known for exceptional restaurants, from quaint romantic bistros to waterfront restaurants, serving fresh seafood including the best tasting crab cakes!

St. Michaels Brewery

Brewed right on premises by brewmaster Zach Milash, an Eastern Shore native, using only the finest ingredients from around the globe. We pride ourselves on quality not quantity and striving for the perfect pint. With a rotating selection of beers there is always something for everyone. Children and dogs are welcome. Beer available to go too!

Taste the Fine Wines at St. Michaels

Samples, glasses, and bottles. We have it all.​ No Reservations Required. Wine tastings are conducted daily starting at 11 a.m. With 18 wines in our cellar, we have something for every pallet. Glasses of wine are available each and every day. We also will have sangria or mulled wine occasionally, depending on the weather and our whims. After a wine tasting, be sure to grab a few bottles of your favorites. Take them with you, or leave them with us while you explore town.

Tilghman Island

Tilghman Island is gracious hospitality, cozy accommodations, delectable dining, the freshest of seafood, fantastic sailing, world-class fishing and breathtaking sunsets. Located just a nice, scenic drive away from Washington D. C., Philadelphia and even New York City, Tilghman Island offers her guests a relaxing stay in a charmingly authentic Eastern Shore watermen’s village.

Visit Historic Oxford

A charming, tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of less than 1000, Oxford is one of the oldest towns in America and has a long history in maritime activities. While other waterfront towns have succumbed to waterfront condos and glitz, Oxford has retained its historic charm. The tourism and leisure activities are fueled by people's desire for quiet charm, fresh air, summer breezes, and a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Visit the Maritime Museum

Come by boat or car to enjoy a transformative experience firsthand by learning about the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Each day offers something unique–get your hands wet exploring a waterman’s shanty, talk with a shipwright or visiting captain about his or her work or vessel, and be sure climb to the top of the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse for the best view of St. Michaels’ harbor and the Chesapeake’s Miles River in the historic Town of St. Michaels, MD.
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